CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Aquan Smart scored 14 points as Southeast Missouri State beat Eastern Illinois 78-64 on Thursday night.
Smart added six rebounds for the Redhawks (14-14, 9-6 Ohio Valley Conference). Dylan Branson added 12 points while going 4 of 8 (4 for 6 from distance), and he also had five rebounds. Phillip Russell shot 3 for 6 (2 for 5 from 3-point range) and 3 of 5 from the free throw line to finish with 11 points, while adding seven assists.
Nick Ellington led the way for the Panthers (9-19, 5-10) with 17 points and eight rebounds. Kinyon Hodges added 12 points, five assists and two steals for Eastern Illinois.
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